Elaine Trevithick and her family from Houston, Texas, recently joined
other Regnum Christi missionaries and local residents of Quintana Roo,
Mexico, to help build a local church there, to be
called the Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel.
Quintana Roo is located
near Cancun, Mexico. (Click here to watch the YouTube
video of their work in progress.)
Elaine and her husband, Mark,
participated in the February “Cana in Cancun” marriage retreat
this year with Fr. Simon Devereux LC.
“During that retreat we
had Mass at the Guadalupe chapel, and saw they were
building a more permanent structure,” said Fr. Simon. “Mark and
Elaine were inspired to return with their family to help
with the Guadalupe chapel.”
Mark said he was impressed by the
wonderful work he witnessed during the marriage retreat at the
nearby City of Joy, a project involving several charitable
organizations, including Regnum Christi, to aid the needy.
“Helping them build
the church was greatly inspired by the marriage retreat,” agreed
Elaine. “If we had not of made that one day
trip to City of Joy, and to the (nearby) town,
and met the people that were going to the church
for Mass, and seeing that they were building the church,
there would have been no inspiration. It was actually my
husband who asked me afterwards, ‘How would you feel about
helping them build the church?’ That is all he had
to say and I took the ball from there and
ran with it.”
|The church building project|
Members of the group will be returning in
the fall of 2014 to help to put on the
Our Lady of Guadalupe church roof. That stage of the
project will cost $6,000 US dollars, and the entire project
will cost $30,000 to complete.
Materials are still needed, so anyone
who would like to donate can contact Mission Maya (the
|Promoting the Mission Trip|
group that coordinated the mission trip) and its director Belén
Garcia to make a donation at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or contact Elaine
for more information.
Those interested in coming to
Quintana Roo as a missionary to help with this project
can contact Fr. Simon at email@example.com.